Mid-Year Review of OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program.

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Mid-year review of OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program.

Under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014 Program (SST-14), OSHA has issued its annual inspection plan. After analyzing data collected from a survey of 80,000 establishments, the plan is directing enforcement resources to workplaces focusing on reducing injuries and illnesses.

OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting program is one of their main programmed inspection plans for non-construction workplaces with 20 or more workers. Also implemented by OSHA are 13 National Emphasis Programs (NEP) and approximately 140 Regional and Local Emphasis Programs that intensify inspections of industries or hazards.

OSHA’s SST-14 Program will require area offices to inspect facilities that meet one or more of the following criteria as outlined in their Primary Inspection List:

  • Manufacturing establishments that meet a Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) rating of 7.0 or above.
  • Manufacturing establishments that meet a Days Away from Work Injury and Illness (DAFWII) case rating of 5.0 or above.
  • Nonmanufacturing establishments that meet a DART rating of 15.0 or above.
  • Nonmanufacturing establishments that meet a DAFWII case rating of 14.0 or above.

Once all of the inspections from the Primary Inspection List have been completed by an area office, it can proceed with inspections of facilities that meet one or more of the following criteria as outlined in the Secondary Inspection List:

  • Manufacturing establishments that meet a DART rating of 5.0 or above.
  • Manufacturing establishments that meet a DAFWII case rating of 4.0 or above.
  • Nonmanufacturing establishments that meet a DART rating of 7.0 or above.
  • Nonmanufacturing establishments that meet a DAFWII case rating of 5.0 or above.

If an area office completes all inspections on the Secondary Inspection List, the area office will move on to the Regional and Local Emphasis Programs for further inspections. The establishments to be inspected will have a DART rating of 3.6 or higher or a DAFWII case rating of 2.2 or higher.

OSHA’s ongoing 13 National Emphasis Programs are:

Combustible Dust (OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-008)

  • Federal Agencies (OSHA Notice 13-02 (FAP 01)
  • Hazardous Machinery (OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-003)
  • Hexavalent Chromium (OSHA Instruction CPL 02-02-076)
  • Isocyanates (OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-017)
  • Lead (OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-009)
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-016)
  • Primary Metal industries (OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-013)
  • Process Safety Management (OSHA Instructions CPL 03-00-014, CPL 03-00-010)
  • Shipbreaking (OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-012)
  • Silica (OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-007)
  • Trenching and Excavation (OSHA Instruction CPL 02-00-069)

The plan is based on survey data and is systematically directing enforcement resources to workplaces with the highest rates of injuries and illnesses.

Source: Wise BusinessWare  http://www.wisebusinessware.com

 

 

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